Farewell to Tina Turner, the queen of rock was 83 years old

The singer passed away after a long illness at her home in Kusnacht, near Zurich

She’s dead Tina Turner, rock lady. Singer she passed away after a long illness at the age of 83. Her spokesman announced it with these words: “With her the world loses a legend of music and a role model”. She had chosen Switzerland, the city of Kusnacht near Zurich, to spend the last years of her life with Tina Turner. In 2013 she had received Swiss citizenship, giving up her US passport.

Tina Turner was a superstar revered around the world. She has inspired millions through her personal story and her songs. Her musical legacy is a collection of some of the best-known songs of all time. The artist rose to prominence in 1958, at the age of 19, paired with her ex-husband Ike Turner, initially as the singer of the Kings of Rhythm, under the name of Little Ann. She first introduced herself to the public as Tina Turner in 1960 as a member of the ‘Ike & Tina Turner Revue’ with the hit single ‘A Fool In Love’.

They achieve success with a series of hits, including ‘It’s Gonna Work Out Fine’ (1961), ‘River Deep – Mountain High’ (1966), ‘Proud Mary’ (1971) and ‘Nutbush City Limits’ (1973). In 1976, Tina leaves the musical duo and divorces her. From that moment she began her solo career; in November 1983 she released a cover of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ which immediately became a great success.

In June 1984 he released the album ‘Private Dancer’ and his second single ‘What’s Love Got To Do with It’, which immediately became worldwide successes. From there, Tina became, and continued to be throughout her life, one of the most loved artists in the world. In Italy the duet made with Eros Ramazzotti, in 1993, for the latter’s piece ‘Cose della Vita’ has remained in the annals of music.

Artists, intellectuals, musicians, composers a few hours after the news remember it on their social profiles. “He leaves us a legend. We will always remember you. Unique inimitable. A true legend”, writes Cristiano Malgioglio. Even Vittorio Sgarbi, moved, reminds us that Tina Turner was an “unmistakable voice. Not replicable. With a unique stamp like the DNA of each of us. Tina Turner was one such voice. Superb, magnetic, overwhelming. Simply a great rock woman”. Even politics pays tribute to the great singer who died. “Farewell to Tina Turner, an icon of world music – writes Maria Elena Boschi – a strong and feisty woman who revolutionized modern rock”.

“Hi Tina, I will always be grateful to you.” With these words Eros Ramazzotti recalls Tina Turner. The two collaborated in the past, in 1998, with the duet in the song of the Roman singer ‘Cose della vita’. “I am deeply shaken by the news of the passing of one of the greatest artists of all time, a great woman, a world icon. Tina has been a symbol for all of us in every form, artistic and human. We lose the best, a person extraordinary”.

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WHITE HOUSE – ”A huge loss” as defined by the White House. “Tina Turner was an icon, a music icon who was on many of her and had many incredible moments in her career,” said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “It’s very sad to hear the news of her passing,” he added, explaining that “I was a huge fan of Tina Turner. And it’s a huge loss, a huge loss to the community that loved her, certainly to the ‘music industry’.